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Moses Soyer

Soyer was born in Russia in 1899 and immigrated to New York City with his family in 1912. His art training was done at Cooper Union, the National Academy of Design and the Ferrer Art School in Spanish Harlem. At the Ferrer School he studied with the Ashcan school artists, Robert Henri and George Bellows, who portrayed realistic scenes of New York everyday life. During the Great Depression, Soyer, did mural work in government buildings for the WPA. After World War II, he continued to do work in the realistic manner and achieved high acclaim for his lithographs and paintings. He was elected to the National Academy of Design and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. His work is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the University of Kansas Museum, as well as many other institutions. Reference: American Art-The Phillips Collection



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Moses Soyer

Russian-American ((1899-1974)
War Workers or Defense Workers
10 x 14-7/8 in.

Lithograph, c.1943, edition limited but unknown, probably an edition less than 50. In very good condition, printed on a parchment-like paper with a watermark, Basingwerk Parchment. Sheet size: 14-3/4 x 20 in. An exceptional and sensitive portrayal of defense workers on the home front during World War II. Exhibited in America in the War, 1943, at various museums and art galleries. Mentioned in the catalogue, Artists For Victory, 1983, Library of Congress, p.106. Illustrated in World War II in American Art, Robert Henkes, 2007, pp.89-90.


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